First Leap is an entrepreneurial readiness program for startup and emerging creative businesses
Whether you identify as an artist, maker, designer, or craftsperson, creatives often employ sophisticated skills when it comes to making, but the business side of their practice often remains underdeveloped. The First Leap program provides participants with the foundations to become business owners ready to professionalize their passion and sustain their practice.
First Leap participants will:
- Learn from creative business owners who can provide real-world insights on how to grow and scale.
- Hear from experts on topics such as legal considerations, business finances, and successful marketing strategies.
- Develop an actionable business plan that positions business owners to access capital (through grants and loans), hire, or reach other entrepreneurial goals.